Arts & Culture

Lake Catherine studio takes part in Arts & The Park tour

Turtles, clouds and shipwrecks are just part of the "Out of the Blue" exhibit to be held at Blue Rock Studio and Gallery, on Lake Catherine, at 262 Hideaway Hills Drive. Owner and artist Barbara Cade has even made special blue rock rattles for the occasion. The show will be up during the entire month of May, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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City 12 Hot Springs

Hot Springs government access on Resort Television Cable Channel 12 programs and broadcast times are subject to change.

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Benefits of social activity

Social activity is good for a person regardless of who you are, where you live or how old you are. Social connectedness can include people you look forward to seeing, people you have something in common with and people you trust, such as family, friends and co-workers or other people you interact with; other examples are your health care provider, banker and store clerk. Quality relationships help to provide ongoing joy, support, love and purpose, and maintaining these relationships can play an important role in the benefits of social activity. Social connectedness can also include activities in your community or in your home and there are several ways to get connected.

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Friends of Library plans sale, membership drive

Friends of the Garland County Library organization is continuing its spring membership drive, according to membership chairman Kathy Reed in the press release. "We want to remind everyone that the Friends' annual spring super sale of used books is coming up soon, on April 30 to May 2, and a membership in the Friends of the Library gives you the privilege of attending the Preview Sale open only to members on the first day, April 30," Reed said.

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Sunday's Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at 2 and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. with speakers and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Al-Anon, a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 109 Hobson; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Oaklawn United Methodist Church, 216 Higdon.

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Nonstop talkers take a toll on those stuck listening

DEAR ABBY: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don't ask questions of those around them. When someone begins to speak, the compulsive talker interrupts, usually in a louder voice and returns to dominating the conversation. Some of them continue to ramble on even when no one is listening anymore.

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Harps' support recognized

Adrianne Kahn, left, of Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary, presents the Business of the Year award to John Free, manager of Harps Food Stores at Thornton Ferry. "Harps Food Stores has shown extraordinary citizenship since opening in Hot Springs.

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NSDAR member honored

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 50-Year Continuous Membership Award Recipient, Jean Grim, celebrated her birthday with the Hot Springs of Arkansas Chapter DAR on April 11 at the Melting Pot Genealogical Society Library.

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